|Susan Colantuono: The career advice you probably didn’t get - TED.com|
You’re doing everything right at work, taking all the right advice, but you’re just not moving up. Why? Susan Colantuono shares a simple, surprising piece of advice you might not have heard before quite so plainly. This talk, while aimed at an audience of women, has universal takeaways -- for men and women, new grads and midcareer workers.
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; TEDx; business; gender; leadership; men; women; women in business; TEDxBeaconStreet; 2013
|Catherine Mohr builds green - TED.com|
In a short, funny, data-packed talk at TED U, Catherine Mohr walks through all the geeky decisions she made when building a green new house -- looking at real energy numbers, not hype. What choices matter most? Not the ones you think.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; business; culture; green; technology; TED2010; 2010
|Harish Manwani: Profit’s not always the point - TED.com|
You might not expect the chief operating officer of a major global corporation to look too far beyond either the balance sheet or the bottom line. But Harish Manwani, COO of Unilever, makes a passionate argument that doing so to include value, purpose and sustainability in top-level decision-making is not just savvy, it's the only way to run a 21st century business responsibly.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; business; sustainability; TED@BCG Singapore; 2013
|Ric Elias: 3 things I learned while my plane crashed - TED.com|
Ric Elias had a front-row seat on Flight 1549, the plane that crash-landed in the Hudson River in New York in January 2009. What went through his mind as the doomed plane went down? At TED, he tells his story publicly for the first time.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2011; TED; Talks; business; storytelling; transportation; 2011
|Susan Lim: Transplant cells, not organs - TED.com|
Pioneering surgeon Susan Lim performed the first liver transplant in Asia. But a moral concern with transplants (where do donor livers come from ...) led her to look further, and to ask: Could we be transplanting cells, not whole organs? At the INK Conference, she talks through her new research, discovering healing cells in some surprising places.
Keywords: TEDTalks; INK Conference; TED; Talks; business; technology; 2010
|Jason Clay: How big brands can help save biodiversity - TED.com|
Convince just 100 key companies to go sustainable, and WWF's Jason Clay says global markets will shift to protect the planet our consumption has already outgrown. Hear how his extraordinary roundtables are getting big brand rivals to agree on green practices first -- before their products duke it out on store shelves.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; business; environment; green; sustainability; TEDGlobal 2010; 2010
|Michael Porter: Why business can be good at solving social problems - TED.com|
Why do we turn to nonprofits, NGOs and governments to solve society's biggest problems? Michael Porter admits he's biased, as a business school professor, but he wants you to hear his case for letting business try to solve massive problems like climate change and access to water. Why? Because when business solves a problem, it makes a profit -- which lets that solution grow.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; business; social change; TEDGlobal 2013; 2013
|Toby Eccles: Invest in social change - TED.com|
Here's a stat worth knowing: In the UK, 63% of men who finish short-term prison sentences are back inside within a year for another crime. Helping them stay outside involves job training, classes, therapy. And it would pay off handsomely -- but the government can't find the funds. Toby Eccles shares an idea for how to change that: the Social Impact Bond. It's an unusual bond that helps fund new social services -- especially those where a small investment could create a much larger societal bene...
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; business; economics; social change; TEDGlobal 2013; 2013
|Lisa Gansky: The future of business is the "mesh" - TED.com|
At TED@MotorCity, Lisa Gansky, author of "The Mesh," talks about a future of business that's about sharing all kinds of stuff, either via smart and tech-enabled rental or, more boldly, peer-to-peer. Examples across industries -- from music to cars -- show how close we are to this meshy future.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED@MotorCity; TED; Talks; business; technology; 2011
|Sunni Brown: Doodlers, unite! - TED.com|
Studies show that sketching and doodling improve our comprehension -- and our creative thinking. So why do we still feel embarrassed when we're caught doodling in a meeting? Sunni Brown says: Doodlers, unite! She makes the case for unlocking your brain via pad and pen.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; business; creativity; culture; presentation; TED2011; 2011
|Don Tapscott: Four principles for the open world - TED.com|
The recent generations have been bathed in connecting technology from birth, says futurist Don Tapscott, and as a result the world is transforming into one that is far more open and transparent. In this inspiring talk, he lists the four core principles that show how this open world can be a far better place.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; business; future; technology; TEDGlobal 2012; 2012
|Majora Carter: 3 stories of local eco-entrepreneurship - TED.com|
The future of green is local -- and entrepreneurial. At TEDxMidwest, Majora Carter brings us the stories of three people who are saving their own communities while saving the planet. Call it "hometown security."
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDxMidwest; TED; Talks; business; community; economics; green; 2010
|Ernesto Sirolli: Want to help someone? Shut up and listen! - TED.com|
When most well-intentioned aid workers hear of a problem they think they can fix, they go to work. This, Ernesto Sirolli suggests, is naïve. In this funny and impassioned talk, he proposes that the first step is to listen to the people you're trying to help, and tap into their own entrepreneurial spirit. His advice on what works will help any entrepreneur.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; business; development; global issues; TEDxEQChCh; 2012
|Madeleine Albright: On being a woman and a diplomat - TED.com|
Former US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright talks bluntly about politics and diplomacy, making the case that women's issues deserve a place at the center of foreign policy. Far from being a "soft" issue, she says, women's issues are often the very hardest ones, dealing directly with life and death. A frank and funny Q and A with Pat Mitchell from the Paley Center.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDWomen; TED; Talks; Foreign Policy; business; iraq; 2010
|Larry Page: Where’s Google going next? - TED.com|
Onstage at TED2014, Charlie Rose interviews Google CEO Larry Page about his far-off vision for the company. It includes aerial bikeways and internet balloons … and then it gets even more interesting, as Page talks through the company’s recent acquisition of Deep Mind, an AI that is learning some surprising things.
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; business; intelligence; TED2014; 2014
|Margaret Gould Stewart: How giant websites design for you (and a billion others, too) - TED.com|
Facebook’s “like” and “share” buttons are seen 22 billion times a day, making them some of the most-viewed design elements ever created. Margaret Gould Stewart, Facebook’s director of product design, outlines three rules for design at such a massive scale—one so big that the tiniest of tweaks can cause global outrage, but also so large that the subtlest of improvements can positively impact the lives of many.
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; business; culture; design; technology; TED2014; 2014
|Julian Treasure: The 4 ways sound affects us - TED.com|
Playing sound effects both pleasant and awful, Julian Treasure shows how sound affects us in four significant ways. Listen carefully for a shocking fact about noisy open-plan offices.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDGlobal 2009; TED; Talks; birds; business; entertainment; music; 2009
|Robin Chase on Zipcar and her next big idea - TED.com|
Robin Chase founded Zipcar, the world’s biggest car-sharing business. That was one of her smaller ideas. Here she travels much farther, contemplating road-pricing schemes that will shake up our driving habits and a mesh network vast as the Interstate.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2007; TED; Talks; business; cars; technology; transportation; 2007
|Arianna Huffington: How to succeed? Get more sleep - TED.com|
In this short talk, Arianna Huffington shares a small idea that can awaken much bigger ones: the power of a good night's sleep. Instead of bragging about our sleep deficits, she urges us to shut our eyes and see the big picture: We can sleep our way to increased productivity and happiness -- and smarter decision-making.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDWomen; TED; Talks; business; culture; entertainment; productivity; 2010
|Rob Reid: The $8 billion iPod - TED.com|
Comic author Rob Reid unveils Copyright Math (TM), a remarkable new field of study based on actual numbers from entertainment industry lawyers and lobbyists.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2012; TED; Talks; business; entertainment; humor; music; 2012
|William Black: How to rob a bank (from the inside, that is) - TED.com|
William Black is a former bank regulator who’s seen firsthand how banking systems can be used to commit fraud — and how “liar's loans” and other tricky tactics led to the 2008 US banking crisis that threatened the international economy. In this engaging talk, Black, now an academic, reveals the best way to rob a bank — from the inside.
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; business; crime; finance; law; TEDxUMKC; 2013
|Juliana Rotich: Meet BRCK, Internet access built for Africa - TED.com|
Tech communities are booming all over Africa, says Nairobi-based Juliana Rotich, cofounder of the open-source software Ushahidi. But it remains challenging to get and stay connected in a region with frequent blackouts and spotty Internet hookups. So Rotich and friends developed BRCK, offering resilient connectivity for the developing worl
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; Africa; business; technology; TEDGlobal 2013; 2013
|Dan Cobley: What physics taught me about marketing - TED.com|
Physics and marketing don't seem to have much in common, but Dan Cobley is passionate about both. He brings these unlikely bedfellows together using Newton's second law, Heisenberg's uncertainty principle, the scientific method and the second law of thermodynamics to explain the fundamental theories of branding.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; business; marketing; math; physics; TEDGlobal 2010; 2010
|Niels Diffrient rethinks the way we sit down - TED.com|
Design legend Niels Diffrient talks about his life in industrial design (and the reason he became a designer instead of a jet pilot). He details his quest to completely rethink the office chair starting from one fundamental data set: the human body.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2002; TED; Talks; business; design; technology; work; 2002
|Roger Stein: A bold new way to fund drug research - TED.com|
Believe it or not, about 20 years' worth of potentially life-saving drugs are sitting in labs right now, untested. Why? Because they can't get the funding to go to trials; the financial risk is too high. Roger Stein is a finance guy, and he thinks deeply about mitigating risk. He and some colleagues at MIT came up with a promising new financial model that could move hundreds of drugs into the testing pipeline...
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; business; medical research; TED@StateStreet; 2013
|Andrew McAfee: Are droids taking our jobs? - TED.com|
Robots and algorithms are getting good at jobs like building cars, writing articles, translating -- jobs that once required a human. So what will we humans do for work? Andrew McAfee walks through recent labor data to say: We ain't seen nothing yet. But then he steps back to look at big history, and comes up with a surprising and even thrilling view of what comes next.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; business; technology; TEDxBoston 2012; 2012
|Rachel Botsman: The currency of the new economy is trust - TED.com|
There's been an explosion of collaborative consumption -- web-powered sharing of cars, apartments, skills. Rachel Botsman explores the currency that makes systems like Airbnb and Taskrabbit work: trust, influence, and what she calls "reputation capital."
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; business; collaboration; community; web; TEDGlobal 2012; 2012
|Annette Heuser: The 3 agencies with the power to make or break economies - TED.com|
The way we rate national economies is all wrong, says rating agency reformer Annette Heuser. With mysterious and obscure methods, three private US-based credit rating agencies wield immense power over national economies across the globe, and the outcomes can be catastrophic. But what if there was another way? In this bold talk, Heuser shares her vision for a non-profit agency that would bring more equality and justice into the mix.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; business; finance; global issues; TEDGlobal 2013; 2013
|Cameron Herold: Let's raise kids to be entrepreneurs - TED.com|
Bored in school, failing classes, at odds with peers: This child might be an entrepreneur, says Cameron Herold. At TEDxEdmonton, he makes the case for parenting and education that helps would-be entrepreneurs flourish -- as kids and as adults.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; business; children; education; entrepreneur; money; TEDxEdmonton; 2009
|Jeff Smith: Lessons in business … from prison - TED.com|
Jeff Smith spent a year in prison. But what he discovered inside wasn’t what he expected -- he saw in his fellow inmates boundless ingenuity and business savvy. He asks: Why don't we tap this entrepreneurial potential to help ex-prisoners contribute to society once they're back outside? (From the TED Talent Search event TED@NewYork.)
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; business; prison; TED@New York; 2012
|Tim Harford: Trial, error and the God complex - TED.com|
Economics writer Tim Harford studies complex systems -- and finds a surprising link among the successful ones: they were built through trial and error. In this sparkling talk from TEDGlobal 2011, he asks us to embrace our randomness and start making better mistakes.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDGlobal 2011; TED; Talks; business; creativity; culture; society; 2011
|Simon Sinek: Why good leaders make you feel safe - TED.com|
What makes a great leader? Management theorist Simon Sinek suggests, it’s someone who makes their employees feel secure, who draws staffers into a circle of trust. But creating trust and safety — especially in an uneven economy — means taking on big responsibility.
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; business; leadership; military; work; TED2014; 2014
|Sheryl Sandberg: Why we have too few women leaders - TED.com|
Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg looks at why a smaller percentage of women than men reach the top of their professions -- and offers 3 powerful pieces of advice to women aiming for the C-suite.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDWomen; TED; Talks; business; education; leadership; technology; women; 2010
|Tim Leberecht: 3 ways to (usefully) lose control of your brand - TED.com|
The days are past (if they ever existed) when a person, company or brand could tightly control their reputation -- online chatter and spin mean that if you're relevant, there's a constant, free-form conversation happening about you that you have no control over. Tim Leberecht offers three big ideas about accepting that loss of control, even designing for it -- and using it as an impetus to recommit to your values.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; business; design; social media; TEDGlobal 2012; 2012
|Gary Kovacs: Tracking the trackers - TED.com|
As you surf the Web, information is being collected about you. Web tracking is not 100% evil -- personal data can make your browsing more efficient; cookies can help your favorite websites stay in business. But, says Gary Kovacs, it's your right to know what data is being collected about you and how it affects your online life. He unveils a Firefox add-on to do just that.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; Internet; business; technology; TED2012; 2012
|Derek Sivers: Weird, or just different? - TED.com|
"There's a flip side to everything," the saying goes, and in 2 minutes, Derek Sivers shows this is true in a few ways you might not expect.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; business; creativity; map; TEDIndia 2009; 2009
|Andrew Blum: What is the Internet, really? - TED.com|
When a squirrel chewed through a cable and knocked him offline, journalist Andrew Blum started wondering what the Internet was really made of. So he set out to go see it -- the underwater cables, secret switches and other physical bits that make up the net.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; Internet; business; exploration; technology; TEDGlobal 2012; 2012
|Drew Curtis: How I beat a patent troll - TED.com|
Drew Curtis, the founder of fark.com, tells the story of how he fought a lawsuit from a company that had a patent, "...for the creation and distribution of news releases via email." Along the way he shares some nutty statistics about the growing legal problem of frivolous paten
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; business; entrepreneur; law; TED2012; 2012
|Timothy Bartik: The economic case for preschool - TED.com|
In this well-argued talk, Timothy Bartik makes the macro-economic case for preschool education -- and explains why you should be happy to invest in it, even if you don't have kids that age (or kids at all). The economic benefits of well-educated kids, it turns out, go well beyond the altruistic. (Filmed at TEDxMiamiUniversity.)
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; business; culture; economics; education; TEDxMiamiUniversity; 2012
|Alan Siegel: Let's simplify legal jargon! - TED.com|
Tax forms, credit agreements, healthcare legislation: They're crammed with gobbledygook, says Alan Siegel, and incomprehensibly long. He calls for a simple, sensible redesign -- and plain English -- to make legal paperwork intelligible to the rest of us.
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; business; language; law; simplicity; TED2010; 2010
|Larry Smith: Why you will fail to have a great career - TED.com|
In this funny and blunt talk, Larry Smith pulls no punches when he calls out the absurd excuses people invent when they fail to pursue their passions.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; TEDxFeatured; business; failure; happiness; success; TEDxUW; 2011
|Dilip Ratha: The hidden force in global economics: sending money home - TED.com|
In 2013, international migrants sent $413 billion home to families and friends — three times more than the total of global foreign aid (about $135 billion). This money, known as remittances, makes a significant difference in the lives of those receiving it and plays a major role in the economies of many countries. Economist Dilip Ratha describes the promise of these “dollars wrapped with love” and analyzes how they are stifled by practical and regulatory obstacles.
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; business; economics; finance; TEDGlobal 2014; 2014
|Halla Tomasdottir: A feminine response to Iceland's financial crash - TED.com|
Halla Tomasdottir managed to take her company Audur Capital through the eye of the financial storm in Iceland by applying 5 traditionally "feminine" values to financial services. At TEDWomen, she talks about these values and the importance of balance.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDWomen; TED; Talks; business; politics; women; 2010
|Margaret Heffernan: Dare to disagree - TED.com|
Most people instinctively avoid conflict, but as Margaret Heffernan shows us, good disagreement is central to progress. She illustrates (sometimes counterintuitively) how the best partners aren’t echo chambers -- and how great research teams, relationships and businesses allow people to deeply disagree.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; business; leadership; TEDGlobal 2012; 2012
|Nigel Marsh: How to make work-life balance work - TED.com|
Work-life balance, says Nigel Marsh, is too important to be left in the hands of your employer. At TEDxSydney, Marsh lays out an ideal day balanced between family time, personal time and productivity -- and offers some stirring encouragement to make it happen.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDxSydney; TED; Talks; business; culture; work; 2010
|Mellody Hobson: Color blind or color brave? - TED.com|
The subject of race can be very touchy. As finance executive Mellody Hobson says, it's a "conversational third rail." But, she says, that's exactly why we need to start talking about it. In this engaging, persuasive talk, Hobson makes the case that speaking openly about race — and particularly about diversity in hiring -- makes for better businesses and a better society.
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; business; communication; inequality; race; TED2014; 2014
|Melinda French Gates: What nonprofits can learn from Coca-Cola - TED.com|
At TEDxChange, Melinda Gates makes a provocative case for nonprofits taking a cue from corporations such as Coca-Cola, whose plugged-in, global network of marketers and distributors ensures that every remote village wants -- and can get -- a Coke. Why shouldn't this work for condoms, sanitation, vaccinations too?
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDxChange; TED; Talks; business; development; global issues; philanthropy; 2010
|Stephen Ritz: A teacher growing green in the South Bronx - TED.com|
A whirlwind of energy and ideas, Stephen Ritz is a teacher in New York's tough South Bronx, where he and his kids grow lush gardens for food, greenery -- and jobs. Just try to keep up with this New York treasure as he spins through the many, many ways there are to grow hope in a neighborhood many have written off, or in your own.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; business; education; green; TEDxManhattan; 2012
|Harsha Bhogle: The rise of cricket, the rise of India - TED.com|
The tale of a major global cultural phenomenon: Cricket commentator Harsha Bhogle describes the spectacular arrival of fast-paced 20-20 cricket as it parallels the rise of modern India. He traces the game from its sleepy English roots to the current world of celebrity owners and million-dollar player contracts.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; business; culture; entertainment; sports; TEDIndia 2009; 2009
|Caroline Casey: Looking past limits - TED.com|
Activist Caroline Casey tells the story of her extraordinary life, starting with a revelation (no spoilers). In a talk that challenges perceptions, Casey asks us all to move beyond the limits we may think we have.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDWomen; TED; Talks; activism; business; culture; 2010